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Speaking Conlang To Kids

From:Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>
Date:Wednesday, February 7, 2001, 2:48
On Tue, 6 Feb 2001 18:14:44 -0800 J Matthew Pearson
<pearson@...> writes:
> Mia Soderquist, sometime of this list (are you lurking, Mia?) got > fairly good at speaking simple sentences in one > of her conlangs, ea-luna. IIRC, she tried using it around her young > children in the hopes they would pick it up, > with modest success: I think they could understand a few words of > it, and even deigned to produce a word or two > now and then. But this exercise neither helped nor hindered her > children from acquiring English, and was certainly > in no way traumatic for them. Irina and Boudewijn Rempt have played > similar conlanging games with their > children--again, with no ill effects. (Quite the contrary: These > games ended up spurring their creativity.) > > Matt.
- I'm pretty sure that when i eventually have kids they'll at least know one phrase of Rokbeigalmki (like my brother), even if they know nothing else of it: "HAWA EZÁ????" ("what are you doing?????") :-) -Stephen (Steg) "we'd have to invent a new language.... with no word for 'tomorrow'..." ~ a scene from some play